Can you be the special family for an orphaned or abandoned child? Inter-Country Adoption New Zealand (known as "I-CANZ") is an accredited not-for-profit, charitable organisation, which specializes in helping orphaned or abandoned children find families in New Zealand. Adopting a child into your family is one way to bring hope to children who are without a parent's care, living in orphanages overseas. You can also help by supporting the work of ICANZ, or helping support children who remain in orphanages.
We've been around a long time; since 1989. That means we've developed the kind of experience and problem-solving skills that are essential in navigating the complex world of inter-country adoption today. We're proud to have placed nearly 1,000 orphaned and abandoned children in approved homes throughout the New Zealand.
Families hoping to adopt children from abroad should be flexible and open to learning about a new world and a different way of life, as well as recognizing the unique value of every little child, with whatever background they have. We've helped many parents through the adoption maze and can be your partner in adoption as well. The programmes are ever changing, so we encourage you to contact us to receive the most current information.
If you're not seeking to adopt but would love to help children find families in New Zealand, we value your donation to help us with our work.
You can make a difference to the life of a child. Your donation will help ICANZ find homes for abandoned children. Donations are eligible for a tax credit. Donate today on-line.
A private Facebook chatgroup for all New Zealand inter country adoptive parents and those who are on the journey (ie are already approved to adopt and have a home study report completed). Whether you adopted from Thailand, Philippines, India, Russia, Romania, Lithuania, China or any other country, the adoption community can be a great support. This group was set up to bring adoptive parents together in a positive and supportive environment. The Facebook group name is NZ Adoption-Inter Country. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/685766308210295/
For more information and to register see www.redefiningfamilyconference.co.nz
If you’re an adopted person, adoptive parent, prospective adoptive parent, social worker, counsellor, psychologist working with adoption, or surrogacy/donor-conception, plan to be there.
Here's a Facebook group where those who were adopted share their stories. www.facebook.com/imadoptedOrg
See our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ICANZAdoption
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